Poso River

Poso River
Sungai Poso, Koro Poso, Soengai Posso
Posofloden vid Poso. Poso. Indonesien - SMVK - 022111.tif
The Poso River, at Poso, May 1919.
Poso River is located in Sulawesi
Poso River
Location of river mouth
Poso River is located in Indonesia
Poso River
Poso River (Indonesia)
Native nameSungai Poso (Indonesian)
Location
CountryIndonesia
StateCentral Sulawesi
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Poso
 • locationTentena
MouthGulf of Tomini
Length100 kilometers (62 miles)

The Poso is a river of Central Sulawesi on Sulawesi island, Indonesia, about 1600 km northeast of the capital Jakarta.[1] The Poso is approximately 100 km long and flows from Lake Poso, about 2 km west of the town of Tentena to the city of Poso and then into the Gulf of Tomini.[2]

Geography

The river flows in the central area of Sulawesi with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[3] The annual average temperature in the area is 22 °C (72 °F). The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 23 °C (73 °F), and the coldest is January, at 20 °C (68 °F).[4] The average annual rainfall is 2,715 millimeters (106.9 inches). The wettest month is December, with an average of 368-millimeter (14.5 in) rainfall, and the driest is September, with a 66-millimeter (2.6 in) rainfall.[5]

Poso River
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: [4]
Imperial conversion
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72
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches

See also

References

  1. ^ Koro Poso at Geonames.org (cc-by); Last updated 2013-06-04; Database dump downloaded 2015-11-27
  2. ^ Indonesia Handbook
  3. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11 (5): 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Sources

  • Paulus, Jozias (1935). Stibbe, David Gerhard; Sandbergen, Frans Johan Wilhelm Henri (eds.). Encyclopædie van Nederlandsch-Indië. Vol. 7 (2 ed.). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.

Coordinates: 1°23′19″S 120°45′00″E / 1.3887°S 120.7499°E / -1.3887; 120.7499

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